Alec Baldwin hasn’t signed a contract to stay on 30 Rock beyond the middle of next season. Jay-Z just plunked down $450,000 for a courtside suite at the soon-to-be-opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (We don’t get why he had to pay, since he’s actually an investor in the Nets, but whatever.) Artist Vanessa Beecroft is taking heat for a spread she did in Elle that features her dressed as the Virgin Mary and breast-feeding two Sudanese babies. Victoria’s Secret took over 33 floors of a building on Broadway and 55th Street. (The company is also grooming 19-year-old Namibian Behati Prinsloo to be “the next Gisele.”)
Photographer Mario Testino denied that Agyness Deyn was dropped from Burberry because she is “too famous,” saying that it was simply a case of them wanting a “different concept for their forthcoming season.” (Also, she’s moving to Williamsburg.) Denise Richards responded to Charlie Sheen’s allegations that she’d sent him e-mails asking for his sperm by producing nasty text messages he’d sent her. Michael Lohan is suing ex-wife Dina because he wants to see his kids more. Ex-lovers Madonna and Sean Penn are staying at the same hotel in Cannes, but are avoiding each other like the plague. Also at Cannes, Sharon Stone left a dinner in her honor after only a few minutes because she said she felt like she was “having a stroke.” Former Interview editor Ingrid Sischy is staying with partner Sandy Brant at Elton John’s villa in Nice. Harrison Ford and lady friend Calista Flockhart ate at the Waverly Inn. Former “Page Six”–er and Radar editor Christopher Tennant’s book about rich people was previewed in Vanity Fair. Jimmy Carter helped build houses for Habitat for Humanity in Louisiana.